Loud screams came from the New Amsterdam Ferry Stelling on Thursday as the body of a 25-year-old block maker was removed from the Berbice River.Elroy Lewis, of Lot 72 Sisters Village, East Bank Berbice, plunged into the muddy river on Wednesday afternoon and soon after, disappeared under the water.He had left home on Tuesday for a fishing trip. Lewis and four others – Javid Mohammed, Noel DeCuna, Ramnarine Mangroo and Rambally Chand – went to Ithaca, West Bank Berbice where they spent several hours.Mohammed was the captain of the boat the men were using. He told investigators that they were on their way home when Chand, Lewis and Mangroo undressed and plunged into the water. Lewis, who was considered an excellent swimmer, was heard calling for help and soon after disappeared beneath the murky water.The four other men are currently in custody, assisting the Police with the investigations.Elroy’s body was discovered floating in the vicinity of Stanleytown and was taken to the New Amsterdam Ferry Stelling where it was handed over to Police.Initial investigations indicate there were no marks of violence on the body; however, an autopsy will be performed.Family members are of the view that foul play was responsible for Lewis’s death.The investigation continues.
Mark Hughes is set to make changes for his team’s FA Cup replay against MK Dons – QPR’s second match in as many days.The new manager, an FA Cup winner with Manchester United and Chelsea, will assess the condition of several players ahead of his first home game in charge.He plans to include at least a couple of players who did not feature against Newcastle, with Hogan Ephraim poised for an outing and DJ Campbell also hoping to be involved.“It’ll give me a chance to look at players that didn’t get a chance to influence the [Newcastle] game,” said Hughes.“There won’t be as many changes as people might think though. I always treat the FA Cup with respect – it’s a competition that’s been good to me.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
frederic lardinois A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#Trends#twitter#web Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… In its current state, Twitter is a strange mix of real-time features like search and the slow polling mechanism that desktop clients use to grab new messages. As Twitter puts a limit on how many times per hour a client can check for updates, most of the conversations on Twitter are slow and arduous. When Seesmic released its new desktop and web applications last week, however, the company also mentioned that its applications would soon be able to update Twitter streams in real time, including @replies and direct messages. While the Seesmic team was tight-lipped about how exactly they are going to do this (maybe by tapping into Twitter’s Streaming API?), we can’t help but wonder how this will change the dynamics on the service.Twitter as a Chat RoomCurrently, conversations on Twitter are asynchronous and sluggish. If they happened in real-time, however, Twitter would start to look and feel more like an IM client. Even on FriendFeed, which was once seen as a possible Twitter challenger but which never quite got any mainstream traction, conversations now happen in real time. While Twitter is often mentioned as a vehicle for real-time conversations, in reality, conversations on Twitter aren’t happening in real time at all.Once Twitter turns into more of a chatroom, both Twitter’s website and third-party clients will also have to improve the way they display these conversations. Seesmic’s ‘message’ view looks like a step in the right direction. The Seesmic web app features a TweetDeck-like column-based view of your Twitter streams and searches, but it also separates ‘real’ conversations that you participate in from the rest of the application. Other desktop apps like Nambu for the Mac feature rudimentary support for displaying conversation threads, but most clients currently don’t do a very good job at highlighting conversations and mostly look at Twitter as a broadcast medium.Once our streams really start moving on Twitter, we will also need better ways to filter and manage our subscriptions (including better spam filters). Right now, scanning a list of updates is easy, and most clients support search and the ability to create groups, but maybe automatic filtering based on the kind of messages we pay attention to will also help us to manage the information stream. What Do You Think?We will have to see how all of this will play out in the next few months once Seesmic (and others, we assume) will release their updated clients, but we think that this could potentially take Twitter into a completely new direction. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos
Just over a month ago, Facebook released its much-feared commenting solution for third parties. In that time, Facebook Comments have made their way to more than 50,000 websites, including the Los Angeles Times, Funny Or Die and Vevo. Today, Facebook announced a set of improved features for publishers and users, alongside some stats that seem to say that the commenting system actually increases, rather than decreases, discussion and Facebook referrals.The biggest change for users will be the ability to login using Hotmail, which boasts more than 360 million active users. There has been no mention of when users might see Google or Twitter as a login option and a Facebook spokesperson commented that the company is “always looking for ways to improve the product and hope to add as many major login options as possible, however we have nothing further to share today.”On the publisher (and blogger) end of things, changes include the ability to link directly to individual comments, generate larger News Feed objects (as seen below) and access comments using the API. Facebook also added a new, darker color scheme for darker colored sites.The larger News Feed object gives a preview of the story when shown in the timeline, an obvious move at increasing user interaction. Facebook says two sites have seen exactly this sort of increase as a result of using Facebook Comments. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos mike melanson Examiner.com continues to see growth with the Facebook Comments plugin. The site has more than doubled its weekly average number of comments since launching the plugin on March 1, and continues to record steady growth week over week. In addition to the increase, the site is seeing more engaging conversations and a significant decline in spam. Additionally, Examiner.com’s referring instances from Facebook have more than doubled in the first month after launch.Townsquare Media (local radio broadcaster): Since the launch six weeks ago they are seeing an average increase of Facebook referrals of more than 45% across their 170+ sites, which is nearly double than just three weeks ago. Additionally, approximately 50% of facebook.com referrals are new visitors.Techcrunch noted that, after implementing Facebook Comments, the number of comments had drastically reduced. This came alongside a welcome decrease in spam and trolls, of course, but perhaps at the expense of interaction and pageviews. Many people voiced their concerns that Facebook’s requirement of a real identity to leave a comment could stifle voices and interaction. Facebook seems to offer these sites as a retort.Are these sites one-off examples of increased interaction? It seems that the company’s latest updates want to ensure that they’re not. And increased ability to link to comments and give friends of commenters a larger teaser should help drive that 45% even higher for some.Now, if only Google and Twitter were offered as login options, we wonder how much higher that number might rise. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#Facebook#NYT#web Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit